Takatoshi Ito, Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Associate Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School, was the subject of a July 26, 2017 Bloomberg article that discussed his distinguished career as an economist and the possibility he could be considered for the job of Governor of the Bank of Japan.
From the article:
“… Ito’s combination of academic expertise, policy making experience and influence at the highest levels in the nation has him discussed by central bank watchers as among those with a chance to succeed Kuroda, or to become one of his deputies at the Bank of Japan should the governor make history by taking another term. As a member of a G-20 task force on global financial governance, Ito is also well connected with economic leaders around the world. His decades of work on both sides of the Pacific Ocean have seen him forge links with the biggest names in academic and policy circles. ‘Takatoshi Ito comes from the Ben Bernanke, Mario Draghi, Janet Yellen mold,’ said Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Ito’s classmate at Harvard University. ‘He has a network of colleagues who respect him greatly all over the world. He combines academic excellence with a steady, sober, central bankerly temper.'”
Read the complete article here.